In script, Point to Raster generates Error 999999 : Failed to build pyramid

Discussion created by doug.sands on Mar 28, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 28, 2013 by curtvprice
I have a script that for various reasons is converting point data into polygons by going through raster format first. However, the script is failing with the message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 580, in execute
  File "c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\arcpy\arcpy\", line 2393, in PointToRaster
    raise e
ExecuteError: ERROR 999999: Error executing function.
Failed to build pyramid
Failed to execute (PointToRaster).

The code looks like this:

        arcpy.AddMessage("\nCreating raster.")
        arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(tmp_point, "points")
        arcpy.PointToRaster_conversion("points", "ID_FIELD", tmp_grid, "MOST_FREQUENT", cellsize=Resolution)
        arcpy.AddMessage(" - Finished creating raster.")

Not sure what is causing the issue, if it is related to the script or if this should be in the Imagery and Rasters section.